Alameda County property tax bills are being mailed this month to the more than 430,000 residents who are on the tax collector's rolls with the first installment due no later than Dec. 10.
County Treasurer and Tax Collector Donald R. White said the amount due this year from property owners of record amount to $3.47 billion, accruing to the county's Assessor's Office.
The taxes due are payable in two installments. The first installment is due on Nov. 1 and is delinquent at 5 p.m. December 10, after which there's a 10% delinquent penalty.
The second installment is due on Feb. 1, 2017 and is delinquent at 5 p.m. April10, again with a 10% delinquent penalty if not paid by then.
White's office listed several payment options available to taxpayers:
• by mail or in person at the County Tax Collector's Office, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, holidays excepted
• by credit card, available 24 hours a day by telephone at (510) 272-6800, online at www.acgov.org/treasurer/ or by mobile property app at www.acgov.org/mobile/apps/
• by eCheck, available 24 hours a day online at www.acgov.org/treasurer/
• by KIOSK, located in the Tax Collector's lobby area at 1221 Oak Street, Oakland allowing taxpayers who visit the office to make payments via credit card or eCheck.
Payment by mail, telephone or online is recommended to avoid delay at the cashier's window
Property owners who do not receive their tax bill by Nov. 16 should contact the Tax Collector's Office by calling (510) 272-6800, writing to the office, or downloading an Internet copy at www.acgov.org/treasurer/.
Tax bills received for property no longer owned should be forwarded to the new owner or returned to the Tax Collector's Office.